Christine Swierczek, Throop, died Tuesday morning at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was the wife of Benedict Swierczek.
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A lifelong resident of Throop, daughter of the late Josef and Marcynne Szablak Zalesky, she was a graduate of Throop High School and was a seamstress in the garment industry before retirement. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Anthony's Church, Throop, and St. Anthony's Church Choir, Altar and Rosary Society and Mother's Club.
Also surviving are two daughters, Christine and husband, Michael Ricciardi, Peckville; and Mary Ann and husband, Rich Thompson, South Abington Twp.; a son, Michael and wife, Donna Swierczek, Dickson City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Frank; and three sisters, Ethel, Helen and Frances.
The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Anthony's Church, 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery, Justus.
Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. The Altar and Rosary Society will meet Thursday at 6. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 19, 2012